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Safety Awareness

Dressing for the Lab

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Understand the basic dress code that allows you to complete safe lab work. Learn about personal protective equipment and explain its purpose.

Learning Outcomes

  • Dress appropriately for the lab
  • Outline the function of basic personal protective equipment (PPE)
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Working in a Safe Manner

  • When and why it is important to wear goggles, gloves and a lab coat
  • Why it is good practice to wear clothing that covers the knees in the lab
  • Why open-toed shoes should not be worn in the lab
  • Why it is important to tie hair back and remove all loose jewellery in the lab

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Dr. Sharon Williams
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